The dress doesn't fit!!!!! Only 29 days to go :(

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@burger26:  How far away from zipping is it? An inch? If the photo posted is your dress, I wouldn’t go the corset-back route. I’d get some good shapewear, give it a week or two of watching your diet/exersize, and if it still doesn’t fit, take it to a tailor to have it let out a touch. 

If it’s way off, I guess I’d suggest ordering the next size up? Good luck!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

make sure to include some strength training, and good fats (avocado, olive oil, coconut oil).

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Check the insides of the side seams of the dress. Often with bridal attire (wedding gowns, bridesmaid dressers, MOB dresses) there is 1-3 inches that can be let out. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@burger26:  Two inches in 29 days might be tough. Can you exchange it for a size up? If so, do that. Don’t get hung up on the number, just go by what fits. Sorry you’re stressing, but you’ll figure it out!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

How about fasting? It’s not healthy but it’s the quickest way to drop some water weight.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@burger26:  If its less than 2 inches from zipping, its probably your chest, not your weight. Theres not much you can do about that except getting it let out.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Can you bring it to a seamstress and see if they can take it out a bit? Normally they can let it out 1 dress size. It’s worth a shot!

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2014

you can do it , in 29 days, that’s like 4 weeks right? So lose 2lbs a week (the healthy way ) and you should be fine.  It will take cutting calories and exercising daily but u can do it! Drink only water for your beverages!  and stay hydrated! You can do it! Don’t give up, just take it One. Day. At a Time. 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Add weights into your routine!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

When I was trying on dresses the lady told me to hold my boobs up and out of the way. Sounds weird but it makes a huge difference, and get someone strong to help.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

You have 4 weeks, right? You can healthfully lose up to 2lbs a week.

So that’s almost 10lbs! I would pick a calorie counting app (I like Livestrong, but everyone ese likes something else)

And I don’t know about you, but my thighs get GIGANTIC if I do resistance. So I would do low resistance for a longer period of time! (Like 45 mins)

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@burger26:  Yes- as PP poster said- there is usually hidden fabric in the seems (usually near the back zipper) thay can bing the dress OUT approx another inch in most cases.  If it’s 2 inches away from zipping- to be on the safe side, I’d have the corset put in, even though I know you said you didn’t want to because of $$.  But seriously- as much as it sounds possible to loose weight and all, do you really want that pressure the month before your wedding?

If it’s as simple as adding a corset without a lot of other alterations, you shuld be able to get away with that for about $100- 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Shapewear adds bulk, it’s another layer of super thick fabric. I wouldn’t go that route. Can you order next size up and get it in time? If not, i’d just get it let out. No use killing yourself with a crash diet – you’ll be miserable, and fashion isn’t worth that. 2 inches is a lot to lose in such a short time!!

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